Germany backs Klinsmann

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Germany's World Cup run has won Juergen Klinsmann poll ratings that would turn politicians green with envy.

Berlin :

Germany's World Cup run has won Juergen Klinsmann poll ratings that would turn politicians green with envy. A survey published on Thursday found that 93 per cent of Germans want Klinsmann to remain coach of the national team, with only three percent opposed. Fully 95 per cent said Germans could be proud of the team's achievement in reaching the World Cup semifinals, where it lost 2-0 to Italy on Tuesday. The survey of 1,002 people was carried out on Wednesday by the Forsa polling institute for n-tv television. Klinsmann has asked for time before giving a final answer on whether he will stay on. Germany's run has silenced criticism from soccer officials and pundits, who before the tournament hit out at the way Klinsmann has overhauled the team, ditched the country's usual safety-first tactics and adopted US-style training methods. Few expected Klinsmann's young team to do so well before the World Cup started. (AP)

Topics : Football
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